If you have seen any magazine , hoarding in Interlaken and area around – it would definitely have “The Jungfraujoch – Top of Europe” written on it. It is so popular and commercialized spot of Jungfrau region that nearly everyone in the valley make a trip to this mountain top. Wondering why so ? The Jungfraujoch is an alpine attraction and viewing point, at an altitude of 3454 m. It is located in between the well known mountains Mönch and Jungfrau, in the heart of the UNESCO Natural World Heritage property “Jungfrau – Aletsch – Bietschhorn”. The cogwheel train is the only way to get there and the train station is the highest one in Europe. As you travel to the mountain top , you will cross several climate zones. The journey itself is very exciting . Keep in mind that trip to Jungfraujoch is easily an entire day excursion. Once you reach the top , you will find lift which will take you 117 m further up to the Sphinx observatory. You can enjoy a 360° view here, both from the terrace and from the comfort of a building with panoramic windows.
More details on planning your trip to Jungfraujoch can be found here.
I confess that I’ve only visited Lauterbrunnen during fall so I can’t personally vouch for the skiing but given the huge number of skiers that descend on Lauterbrunnen and the surrounding area over winter, it must be doing something right! No matter when you visit Lauterbrunnen you can enjoy its two ‘major’ attractions – the Jungfraubahn, a cog railway to Europe’s highest railway station, the Jungfraujoch, at 3454m, and a cable car ride to the Schilthorn where the James Bond movie “On Her Majesty’s Service” was filmed. I will love to know if you were able to explore this area more. Did any of the places I listed above made to your itinerary. Let me know in comments below. Thank you so much for stopping by.
PhotoCredits: The photo of Jungfraujoch is courtesy official Jungfraujoch website.